HC Deb 18 March 1940 vol 358 c1655W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the present cost of cabling the sum of £20 by money order to New Zealand is £2 3s. 6d., and that not more than £10 can be sent on any one day, thus necessitating an additional cable for every £10; and whether he can arrange with the appropriate Government Departments for a change of the regulations which would enable sums of money to be sent more cheaply to service personnel abroad?

Captain Waterhouse

My hon. and gallant Friend appears to be under a misapprehension. There is no war-time restriction on the transmission of money to New Zealand by means of money orders, and a single`remittance up to the ordinary maximum of £40 per order may be sent to New Zealand by telegraph money order. The cost of telegraphing a money order for £20 to New Zealand is £1 1s. 9d. at the full ordinary rate, and 14s.10½d. at the deferred rate.